Common won’t “cry” over the Oscar nominations Selma didn’t get.
The musician and John Legend are behind the film’s track Glory, which is up for an Academy Award in the best original song category.
While Selma is also in with a chance of bagging best motion picture, lead David Oyelowo didn’t get a mention for best actor and director Ava DuVernay was also snubbed. However, Common and the cast won’t dwell on this.
‘Of course we were disappointed Ava didn’t get nominated, or even David,’ he admitted to WWD.
‘We also understand the Oscars are about voting and if people vote and it doesn’t happen, we really can’t cry about the process. And ultimately, we are grateful to have a best picture nomination. That’s a great company to be in. And for John and I to be nominated for an Academy Award, it’s a milestone in both our careers. We’re grateful for what we do have.’
The Oscars take place on February 22 and Common and John will perform the hit song. While he recently went to see designer Marcus Wainwright’s latest collection for Rag & Bone, he insists it’s not an indication of what he’ll wear on the big night.
‘I have this incredible stylist Micaela [Erlanger] so we’ll be collaborating and co-creating and see what comes up,” he said.
Selma will be up against The Imitation Game, American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Whiplash in the best picture category, while Common and John fend off competition from Shawn Patterson’s Everything is Awesome in The Lego Movie, Diane Warren’s Grateful from Beyond the Lights, Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond’s I’m Not Gonna Miss You from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me and Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois’ Lost Stars from Begin Again.
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